Junior Achievement of North Florida receives $120,800 grant from The Jim Moran Foundation
Funding will support JA's Eating Healthy on a Budget program
By: Junior Achievement of North Florida
"We are so appreciative to The Jim Moran Foundation for this generous grant which will help us continue a program that has been proven successful,"
The JA Eating Healthy on a Budget program brings third-grade students from Title I elementary schools in Duval County to the JA Financial Literacy Center in New Town for a one-day, hands-on learning experience. The students are taught how to save and manage their money and how to choose healthy foods. After the classroom instruction, the students are given $5 to spend at the Jacksonville Farmer's Market to purchase fruit ingredients for a fruit salad they learned and budgeted for earlier in the day.
"Our partnership with Junior Achievement of North Florida is providing children with a fun learning experience that will help them make nutritious food choices throughout their lives," said Jan Moran, chairman and president of The Jim Moran Foundation.
The Jim Moran Foundation grant will cover costs including transportation to the center and the farmer's market, insulated bags for the children to transport their food and other costs associated with the program.
About Junior Achievement of North Florida
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement of North Florida has been operating in Jacksonville since 1963 and now includes a satellite office in Tallahassee. Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, Junior Achievement of North Florida helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. This collaboration resulted in 59,439 students reached during the 2017-2018 school year. To learn more about Junior Achievement of North Florida, visit www.janfl.org.